How Is This Amazing Gatchaman/Batgirl Mashup Not a TV Show Yet

Image Credit: Jordan Gibson. All art used with permission of the artist.
Image Credit: Jordan Gibson. All art used with permission of the artist.

A few years ago, Cliff Chiang did designs for a Gatchaman-style (better known in the U.S. as the 1970s cartoon Battle of the Planets) take on DC’s finest heroes that had us longing for a classic anime take on the Justice League. But artist Jordan Gibson has added to those hopes with a whole series of Gatchaman-inspired Batgirl art that we adore.

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Seriously, in some glorious alternate universe Ninja Science Hero Batgirl was a mid-‘80s anime collaboration from DC that gave us ass-kicking anime action for 22 minutes a week, complete with an accompanying manga, and beloved by all.

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Gibson’s just used his artwork to open up a tiny portal to that wonderful universe to take a peak, right? This is all real and not just my fever-dreamed imagining of the Batgirl anime that will never be?

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Whatever it is, his artwork is simply delightful. Check out the rest of his amazing Gatcha-Batgirl designs below, and then head on over to the link to see more of his artwork.

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theideabird
theideabird

Maybe someone can explain the appeal of the BotP cartoon series. I tried watching a series DVD I’d picked up, and it was unwatchable. I couldn’t make it through a whole episode. Does it have to do with kids watching it when they were 5? I know I can’t watch the speed racer eps I loved when I was young.